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Willie Nile
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Richie Furay and John Batdorf
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Concert photos by Ellen Marzelli

Words & Music Concert Series

The Words & Music concert series presented by TD Bank brings well known singer/songwriters and recording artists to perform in the Library's 200 seat Budarz Theater.

Since its inception in 2011, 39 shows have been presented in the Budarz theater. Six shows were produced in 2015, comprised of 3 free Sunday afternoon performances by James Maddock, Jeff Slate & Friends with special guest Annie Minogue and the Willie Nile band as well 3 Friday evening benefit concerts featuring the Early Elton trio, Richie Furay with special guest John Batdorf and the Garland Jeffreys band.

Coming Up Next

An Evening with Jimmy Webb
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8pm with special guest KJ Denhert

Tickets are $35 for general admission seating and can be purchased online at: http://wordsandmusic.brown

Net proceeds used to support library programs.

Willie Nile Live at the
Budarz Theatre Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8pm with special guest All My Friends

Tickets are $30 for general admission seating and can be purchased online at:

Net proceeds used to support library programs.

About The Foundation

The Foundation was founded in 2007 to assist the Library and its Board in raising funds for important activities and projects outside the scope of the Library budget. These may include new programs, equipment, special activities, pilot projects and the establishment of an endowment fund. Among the activities or projects we have sponsored or are currently sponsoring are the Words and Music Performance Series, the Italian Film Series, Building a Reading Community (a program to encourage parents and children reading together), the After School Homework Help Program, performances by the Mustizo Dance Company, folk music, drapes and equipment for the Budarz Theater, and funding for Children's Room mural.

We are grateful to several of you who have already made generous pledges to help insure this state-of-the-art cultural center will have the resources to deliver on its mandate. We ask the community-at-large for their support and contribution to help the Library provide more breadth and depth in its vital services.

If you are interested in knowing more about these projects, or in contributing to them or to the Foundation in general, please contact us at the address above or email us at

Our Foundation presently has six sitting members: Tara Matzan-Fried, Rachel Giampietro, Alan Marzelli, Sudha Narsipur, Nancy Peller, and Gloria Tannenbaum. We’re working hard to make Ossining a better place and believe you’ll enjoy being part of it.